Location
  • Vancouver, BC
Client
  • Peoples Group
Completion
2019
Size
  • 3,110 sq m
  • 33,480 sq ft
Collaborators
  • AME Group
  • Applied Engineering Solutions Ltd
  • LMDG Building Code Consultants Ltd
DIALOG Services
  • Interior Design
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As other financial companies make moves to go digital, Peoples Group engages clients face-to-face. The progressive planning on this four-floor tenant improvement project floods employees with daylight and warmth, and turns this Canadian financial institution’s ‘human first’ ethos inwards. This sensibility is summarized in a collaborative environment with break-out rooms, nooks, and phone booths that support focused work. The “strength of a tree” concept was inspired by corporate values: this deeply-rooted and locally-based Vancouver company becomes increasingly stable and beautiful as it grows.
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Branching out

The team was fascinated by the idea of tree branches sprawling across the ceiling. Wood and lights are used to evoke this idea.
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Canopy Corners

Carpets in the collaborative corners are a few shades darker, suggesting a shaded area beneath a canopy of branches.
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Canopy Corners01

These corners are comfortable, suggesting soft and park-like spaces.

Awards

2020 VODA (Value of Design Awards) Award of Merit for Innovation in Workplace Design, Interior Designers of Canada